For the Soul

Lament: Proclaiming the Reign of Christ in Every Circumstance

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

[The following article was written by Stacey Gleddiesmith, Director of Worship Arts at Columbia. It first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Columbia’s Contact magazine.] When I teach on the topic of biblical lament I like to ask my class whether lament should be a part ofthe gathered worship of the church. Inevitably the response … Read More

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Figuring Out Your Calling (2 Things to Keep in Mind)

Monday, April 13, 2015

 [The following is from Columbia President Bryan Born’s chapel message – April 9, 2015.] God’s calling on our lives – it’s an idea that comes up again and again.  Many of you are looking ahead, wondering what to do this summer, or next year. I hope to communicate two things. 1.   You don’t need to … Read More

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Three Lessons for Coming Alongside Suffering

Friday, April 3, 2015

~ Written by Rachelle Klassen ~ I enrolled in the Caregiving and Counselling program at CBC to learn how to suffer well alongside hurting people. I’m more and more aware of the psychological pain people carry along, and my desire to be part of the healing process continues to grow. Every semester, I have learned … Read More

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Journey Thus Far – Spoken Word

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Worship Arts Student Rebecca Laurenti wrote this powerful piece about her experience at Columbia. As a member of the Travelling Ministry Team, she’s had the opportunity to perform it for several appreciative church groups. We decided to capture it on film to share with the wider Columbia community. Enjoy!

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Two Powerful Lessons about Prayer

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

  There’s a simple word that’s been rattling around in my brain for months: thriving.   I really believe that God intends for His children to thrive. Jesus said, “I have comes that they may have life, and have it to the full.” I want that to be the experience of every member of the Columbia … Read More

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